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Resource ID: #18751
Subject: Children
Source: Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
Date: Nov. 4, 5, 6



A Star-Ledger investigation discovers that an estimated 30,000 children are being lead-poisoned in New Jersey every year. The series finds that "New Jersey has among the most extensive lead hazards in the country," and Newark is the "state's lead-poisoning hotspot." The reporter looks at the history of the lead poisoning, examines the problems of the state lead-prevention programs and sheds light on notorious cases. Among them is the case of a "serial poisoner," an apartment building that has been poisoning children generation after generation.

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